Duke Health Leaders Marching

Moments to Movement (M2M) is Duke Health's collective stand against systemic racism and injustice. The name signifies going beyond passive moments of reflection and becoming more active as we build a movement to make lasting change for our patients, their loved ones and each other.

Moments to Movement is our pledge to stand against racism in all its forms, to be self-aware and to make equitable choices daily. That is how we create a community that is stronger, healthier and more just.

M2M Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Message from the Dean

Marion Broome

DUSON Community Members,

Within the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), we have a long-standing commitment to become a more diverse and inclusive community through our words and our actions. We understand the debilitating effects of social and economic disparities on the health of underrepresented communities and we are challenging ourselves by examining how we can better support the growth and well-being of every member of our community.

Through Duke Health's Moments to Movement initiative, we are working to improve how we communicate with each other, how we understand each other's differing perspectives, and to create a climate that will enable us to grow and thrive as people and professionals.

Our efforts dovetail with Duke University's President Price's call for institutional transformation, and our commitment to anti-racism actions that are embedded within the five core aspects of Duke's strategic framework as well as the strategic plans for Duke Health and for the School of Nursing.

DUSON's Racial Justice Task Force is comprised of members representing the diverse makeup of our community. The group is actively examining the School's greatest challenges as we define and implement specific, measurable and transformative institutional racial justice improvements.

We each have a role to play and a contribution to make. We invite you to join us in this critically important effort.


Marion E. Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Vice Chancellor for Nursing Affairs, School of Nursing, Duke University
Associate Vice President for Academic Nursing, Duke University Health System

M2M Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Our Stand Against Racism

Duke University School of Nursing, as part of the Duke Health family, stands against racism!

Our Pledge to Our Patients, Our People and the Communities We Serve

Good health doesn't begin in the hospital or the clinic. It starts in our communities, our homes, our schools and our workplaces. It involves mind, body, and spirit. Caring for all three is the reason Duke Health exists. In the Duke Health family, we believe that racism is a public health crisis and that our communities have no place for hatred. We believe that delivering exceptional care, groundbreaking research, and top-notch education requires us to identify forms of racism and hate and to join forces against them. We are committed to working together to do just that.

Health care is more than job it's calling. In answering that call, we've dedicated our lives to advancing the health of everyone and promoting healthy communities. Each of us has a moral responsibility to stand against racism and hate in all its forms, to be self-aware, and to make equitable choices daily.

Visit the DUSON Stands Against Racism Pledge

Members of the DUSON community share the reason they choose to make this stand.

Members of the DUSON Community joined Duke Health to honor the one-year anniversary of the Moments to Movement Initiative.

Moments to Movement Event


In Recent News


Virtual Town Halls


Moments to Movement Websites